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School of Music

Our Music, His Melody

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Training Musicians to be Champions for Christ

Get Your Degree from a Christian Music School

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Inspire others with your God-given talents – get a degree from one of the largest music schools in the nation. Prepare for a successful career while fulfilling your passion for music through the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees offered at the School of Music at Liberty University.

Here, you’ll deepen your artistic expression, gain skills in musicianship, and prepare for an exciting career. Explore a variety of music interests both in and out of the classroom with multiple degree options, career preparation, music internships, performance opportunities, and student-led organizations.

Study under skilled faculty members who possess a broad base of musical and educational experience. Liberty faculty members are grounded in their Christian faith and have graduate and doctoral degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious music programs.

Our Top Music Degree Programs

B.M. in Commercial Music

126  Credit hours

6  Specializations

B.S. in Music & Worship

120  Credit hours

7  Specializations


Choose from Two Distinct Centers for Musical Excellence

Center for Music & Worship

Train to serve as a worship practitioner or commercial musician.

Center for Music Education & Performance

Train to be a skilled performer or music education specialist.

Featured Music Faculty

The Center for Music and the Worship Arts building on Liberty's Campus that completed construction in 2016.

Enhance Your Talents in Liberty’s State-of-the-Art Music Building

The 141,000 square-foot Center for Music and the Worship Arts includes a 1,600-seat concert hall, two recital halls, 43 teaching studios, a 250-seat instrumental classroom, a 150-seat choir room, five large music theory classrooms, and a state-of-the-art recording studio, as well as songwriting, Mac, and piano labs.

Liberty offers state-of-the-art recording studios equipped with the finest acoustics, advanced technology to publish and produce music, and a unique architecture that encourages soundproof environments.

Facts & Figures

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Average residential School of Music class size

64%

Students from out-of-state

97%

Residential, full-time undergrad students who accepted financial aid

27+

Approved study abroad programs available to music students

45%:55%

Percentage of residential male students to female students

School of Music Events

Get up-to-date information on our latest events like:

  • Concerts
  • Recitals
  • CFAW Events
  • Artist Development Showcases
  • Songwriter Cafes

What Music Alumni are Saying

Joshua Nordland | Class of 2018

I knew I had to attend LU after experiencing convocation for the first time as a prospective student. Nothing compares to joining thousands of voices singing praise to God. Much has changed since I was a freshman, but the school’s commitment to God-centered education has only become more evident. As a bassoonist and student in the School of Music, I had the opportunity to serve in a wide variety of ensembles. All of the groups I participated in performed an impressive variety of repertoire and exposed me to music that I will continue to perform throughout my career.

The professors are highly knowledgeable and act as tremendous examples of professionalism. Their heart for serving God shines through in their teaching. The School of Music boasts some impressive facilities that are rewarding to play in and the facilities rival music schools across the country. I’m thankful I chose Liberty University.

B.M. in Woodwind Performance

Talitha A. | Class of 2022

Dr. Trombetta is quite certainly the best viola teacher I have ever had! His extensive knowledge of not only viola techniques and musicality, but also instrument making and music history, has been a unique and incredibly helpful experience. Throughout my time at Liberty, Dr. Trombetta has continuously showed me how he glorifies God through his teaching and performing. I can say with great confidence, that he has prepared me to go out on my own and continue learning and perfecting my craft, not only musically, but spiritually.

Ashley Dawson | Class of 2020

I can confidently say that studying voice in the LU School of Music was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I would not be the person and singer I am today without my lessons with my teacher, and I would not have known what a family of musicians looked like without the Liberty University Chamber Singers. I will forever be thankful for their dedication to excellence and support.

B.M. in Vocal Performance

Elizabeth Anderson | Class of 2020

Over the past four years, I have been poured into by extremely wise and talented professors as well as supported and encouraged by my peers both in the flute studio and in surrounding studios. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals who love the Lord, love music, and love our instrument has grown my passion for my musical studies as well as my passion for the Lord. From studio classes, to area recitals, and every lesson in between, I am so thankful for the instruction I received and for the opportunity to study there.

Even after college, I have a solid community of friendships and professional mentors and resources to assist in the years beyond. Studying there, you get so much more than musical studies, you get inspired to love Jesus, friendship, community, opportunities to grow, and wisdom in whatever the Lord has tasked you to do.

B.M. in Woodwind Performance

Tyler C. | Class of 2018

The instruction was the best I have ever received. The main focus through the teachings and process of the percussion & drum set area at Liberty was always pursuing God first, and perfecting my craft for His glory, not mine. I owe my life to the Lord, who used the instrument area and all the people in it to shape my future and livelihood.

B.M. in Percussion Performance

Share Your Musical Talents with University Bands

Enhance your performance skills and share your gifts as you play your instrument in one of the many band opportunities at Liberty University.

Featured School of Music Articles

School of Music to host Chamber Singers Reunion Concert, recognizes longtime director  

When Liberty University’s Chamber Singers join with alumni to perform their annual reunion concert at Homecoming, it will be a special occasion for Director and Professor Dr. Wayne Kompelien, who has served the group for 36 years. The concert, scheduled…

Accreditation for the School of Music

All-Steinway School - Steinway and Sons

The School of Music is designated as an All-Steinway Music Institution. At least 90% of all pianos in the Center for Music and the Worship Arts are either designed or built by Steinway & Sons.

Liberty University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Liberty is regionally accredited by SACSCOC.

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